What to Consider Before Planning a Conservatory Build

Adding a conservatory to your home is an excellent way to add value to your home and add extra indoor space. Whatever you’re using your new conservatory for – like a dining room, lounge, or children’s playroom – there are a few things you need to think about before you start building. Here’s what to consider before planning a conservatory build.

Planning Permission

Before you spend too much time planning out how you want your conservatory to look and how big it will be, you’ll need to check into local planning permission. As a general rule, as long as your conservatory is less than 30 square meters, it’s unlikely that you’ll have to apply for permission. However, if you live in an HOA neighborhood, you’ll probably need to check with the association to see what type of restrictions there are for new add-ons. Checking in with neighbors is also a good idea to make sure that your conservatory won’t affect their views or home value.


Getting a professional survey is a great way to ensure your conservatory build goes as smoothly as possible. The survey will help you ensure that the new build will be safe. Since you’ll probably connect the conservatory to the main home’s electricity, a survey will tell you the best and safest way to do that.

Backyard Space

A conservatory is a great way to add indoor space, but you don’t want it to encroach on your backyard space too much either. Losing a lot of yard space can counteract any added value the conservatory might bring, especially for homeowners with pets or children. You should also make sure that the conservatory is proportionate to the house, so it looks like a natural part of the main building and not an afterthought.


To get the most out of your conservatory build, make sure you know before planning what the space’s purpose will be. Is it a playroom for the kids? The dog’s room? Will it be used as a dining room or an office? Knowing the purpose of the space will help you plan out what type of lighting, electricity access, flooring, and layout will be best.


A basic conservatory usually costs around $5,000 to construct, but it’s a good idea to shop around with different contractors to see what types of costs, materials, and services they offer. You should have a budget in mind before you start planning, including all furnishings and décor.

If you’d like more assistance with your future conservatory to build, the experts at Texas Custom Exteriors can help. Our professionals will help you create your plan and build the addition you’ve been dreaming of, so give us a call today!

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